Cord Cutters

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  1. jbeecham

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    I used the "Contact Us" page to ask them why I'm not seeing the major networks. I tried it from the android phone app too & it's the same thing so it must be something with the account I created.
     
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    Hmm. It might be my account, actually.

    I think I might have extra channels because I was an early adopter and/or filled out a survey for them. I’ll check on that and if there’s a way to upgrade you, I’ll let you know.

    Sorry about that! But I do think you’ll really like it when it’s fully released.
     
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    VERY interested in what comes of this. keep us posted. Ive long needed a DVR solution for cardinal games. I will likely still work my life around being home and able to watch on sundays but being able to turn off my phone to avoid alerts, get home late on sunday, tune into the game and watch it would be a very freeing experience for certain circumstances.
     
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    BRR, you might want to create an account anyways just in case you need to be a user for a certain amount of time before they give you full access to the major networks.
     
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    Perhaps a VPN might be an option to get local channels for those living outside the Phoenix area.

    Phoenix probably has a lot of VPN locations.
     
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    Here's LocalBTV's response:

    Here was my original email to them:
    They responded about 12 hours after I contacted them last night. I'll keep you updated on their "Tester" requirements.
     
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    Excellent thx
     
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    I'm assuming they don't let you skip commercials on the recorded content. If so, this makes a lot of sense for the broadcasters.

    The VPN loophole seems like it could cause problems when it comes to sports, though.

    How's the quality on a big screen?
     
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    Do it! For me, I think I just filled out a survey. I think they just collect data on usage, so you really won’t have to do much, if anything.

    The company has been very responsive to me and it sounds like they were to you, too.

    Good luck! Looking forward to updates. :)
     
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    Good idea. At the very least, you’ll get an email from them when it’s all ready to go with networks.

    But it sounds like you can just ask to get in now, which is the way to go if you ask me.
     
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    You can skip forward 20 seconds at a time, so you kinda can.

    The quality is fine for me, but I’m not really an expert on it. I usually watch Seinfeld, so it’s SD, anyway.
     
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    sooooooo

    is the game in HD? are the players/stats/etc blurry?
     
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    I hadn’t even thought to watch sports on it until you mentioned it, but it would have to be HD. The channels are, for example, the 10.1 version not 10.2, so you get HD not SD. With my antenna, I’d have to watch SD. It’s never been an issue with the app
     
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    thx. I need to remember to go on the website tonight and sign up. its blocked at work.
     
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    if this doesnt work, my buddy bought a tv tuner for his laptop, plugs the coax in and uses this app https://www.nextpvr.com/ and said he records all the games that way and has for years for free. The tuner is about $60 so I want to try localbtv first.
     

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